is the month that begins fall and ends in Halloween. Creepy shit happens all the time. I saw a squirrel eating an egg shell today. It looked at me funny. I was creeped out. But anyway, here are some black and white illustrations drawn by illustrators who are long dead. Spooky. This is an illustration by Gustave Doré for Milton’s Paradise Lost. Doré did this one for Poe’s...
XKCD versus The New Yorker →
Randall Munroe wins.
BLDGBLOG: The Game →
So “what exactly do we mean when we say ‘urban’?” This essay answer is excellent. The use of images throughout is superb, as well.
Colonial clue to the rise of HIV →
Scientists - or boffins, as the Brits would say - have tied the development of HIV to increased urbanization in Africa, specifically the city of Kinshasa, formerly Leopoldville in the Belgian Congo and now the capital of the DRC. Leopold was a particularly brutal colonial overlord. Just goes to show: evil breeds evil.
Data mining and the state | Know-alls | The... →
Feed your paranoia. The staggering, and fast-growing, information-crunching capabilities of data-mining technology broaden the definition of what is considered suspicious. In June America’s Departments of Justice and Homeland Security and a grouping of American police chiefs released the “Suspicious Activity Report—Support and Implementation Project”. Inspired in part by the approach of the Los...
Boo and Boo Too →
Surprisingly enjoyable. I’m glad to have such a band active locally.